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How to open Windows Explorer maximized in Vista

Every time I open Windows Explorer it is not maximized so I have to double click on the window header.

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Guest [Entry]

"Tip #1 - Maximize Window Explorer window from shortcut

Tip #2 Registry Setting

A little snooping in the registry turns up the MaximizeApps key. I don’t know if this works on all apps or just Windows Explorer but I solved my problem.

Find this Key

* HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
* CurrentVersion\Explorer

Add a new DWORD value named “MaximizeApps”

* Set the value to 1

Tip #3 use key short cut

Open explorer, maximize and close it with Shift pressed..."
Guest [Entry]

"A VBscript that will do the tip #3 of @joe automatically (Windows 8+)
Dim WshShell
Set WshShell = createObject(""Wscript.Shell"")
WshShell.Run ""explorer.exe""
Wscript.Sleep 2000
WshShell.AppActivate ""File explorer""
WshShell.Sleep 2000
WshShell.SendKeys ""+%{F4}""
Set WshShell = Nothing

Set WshShell.AppActivate to ""This PC"" if it is set be opened there."